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15A NCAC 02Q .0808 PEAK SHAVING GENERATORS



(a) This Rule applies to facilities whose only sources requiring a permit is one or more peak shaving generators and their associated fuel storage tanks. (b) For the purpose of this Rule, potential emissions shall be determined using actual total fuel consumption. (c) Any facility whose total fuel consumption by one or more peak shaving generators shall be exempted from the requirements of Section .0500 of this Subchapter if the facility uses:



(1) (2) (3) (4)



natural gas burning turbine driven generators that combust less than or equal to 5,625,000 therms per year; distillate oil burning turbine driven generators that combust less than or equal to 1,496,000 gallons per year; combined fuel (natural gas and six percent or more distillate oil) burning engine generators that combust less than or equal to 633,320 therms natural gas and 24,330 gallons distillate oil per year; or distillate oil burning engine driven generators that combust less than or equal to 410,580 gallons per year.



(d) The owner or operator of any peak shaving generator exempted by this Rule from Section .0500 of this Subchapter shall submit to the regional supervisors of the appropriate Division regional office by March 1 of each year a report containing the following information:



(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)



the name and location of the facility; the number and size of all peak shaving generators located at the facility; the total number of hours of operation of all peak shaving generators located at the facility; the actual total amount of energy production per year from all peak shaving generators located at the facility; and the signature of the appropriate official as identified in Rule .0304(j) of this Subchapter certifying as to the truth and accuracy of the report.



(e) The owner or operator of any facility exempted by this Rule from Section .0500 of this Subchapter shall provide documentation of number, size, number of hours of operation, and amount and type of fuel burned per calendar year from all peak shaving generators located at the facility to the Director upon request. The owner or operator of a facility exempted by this Rule from Section .0500 of this Subchapter shall retain records to document the amount of total energy production per year for the previous three years. (f) For facilities covered by this Rule, the owner or operator shall report to the Director if the total fuel combusted by all peak shaving generators located at the facility exceeds the applicable fuel limit in Paragraph (c) of this Rule within one week of its occurrence that the facility has exceeded the fuel consumption in Paragraph (c) of this Rule.



History Note:



Authority G.S. 143-215.3(a); 143-215.107(a)(10); 143-215.108; Eff. July 1, 1999; Amended Eff. December 1, 2005; April 1, 2001.






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